I create textile paintings and sketches made from a rich palette of my hand-dyed fabrics complemented by extensive, textural stitching demonstrating the transformative power of stitch. Abstraction is a persistent and insistent force. Working improvisationally, I capture the essence of my subjects to impart a sense of wonder of the natural world and a strong affinity to place.
Daily walks are a creative habit integral to my studio practice whether I am home or travelling. By closely observing my surroundings, and taking hundreds of photos, I have a bountiful inspiration bank that informs my work. I also embrace the serendipity factor. From the dye pot, to the design wall, to the sewing machine, I am always open to the possibility of a glorious accident.
Brenda Gael Smith
Contemporary Textile Art
PO Box 4033, Copacabana
NSW 2251 Australia
Tel: +61 412530190
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Fullerton Park Community Centre, Unley, South Australia 6 May – 29 May 2022
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum 2 April to 17 June 2022
The National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky, USA 4 March to 19 July 2022
Wangaratta Art Gallery 18 June to 14 August 2022